WBEZ | 11th district http://www.wbez.org/tags/11th-district Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Kinzinger defeats incumbent Halvorson in the 11th http://www.wbez.org/story/11th-district/kinzinger-defeats-incumbent-halvorson-11th <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2010-November/2010-11-02/Debbie_Halvorson via Wikipedia.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Republican Adam Kinzinger has defeated first-term Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson in Illinois' 11th congressional district.</p><p>With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Kinzinger had about 57 percent votes and Halvorson had about 43 percent of the vote.&nbsp; Kinzinger is an Air Force pilot who has received heavy backing from tea party activists and an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.</p><p>The 11th district stretches south of Chicago to Bloomington and has been largely Republican. Halvorson is a former state senator. She won her first term in 2008 after Rep. Jerry Weller retired among ethics questions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/11th-district/kinzinger-defeats-incumbent-halvorson-11th